Denon Announces DN-SC2000 MIDI Controller & DN-X600 2-Channel Mixer

Denon DJ has unleashed several new products during the DJ Expo. We’ve already told you about the DN-MC6000, but the concern also launched the DN-SC2000 MIDI Controller and the DN-X600 2-Channel mixer.


The SC2000 contains a two-layer system, which allows the unit to control two decks at once (with visible deck color change), or be paired with another DN-SC2000 unit to control four decks. The DN-SC2000 is optimized for TRAKTOR Pro users and natively supported by Virtual DJ. The unit connects with the user’s PC or Mac via a USB 2.0 interface. The DN-SC2000 includes many advanced functions, including MIDI-mapable capability, auto loop function, a wide range of effects, rugged pitch slider, pitch lock, automatic beat sync, durable rubber button controls and much more.

Additional Features:
» Newly designed, high-resolution 105-mm touch-sensitive jog wheel
» Smooth 100-mm long Pitch Slider with high 14-bit resolution
» Pitch Lock function, which holds the pitch value position until the NULL point is reached when using both layers for control
» File browse navigation buttons and rotary encoder file selector knob with illuminated ring
» Large size Cue and Play buttons
» Eight (4 + 4) Hot Cue/Sampler buttons with dual bank selector key
» Auto Loop Button with Beat Jump (Loop Cut) and Manual Loop In/Out buttons
» EFX Unit 1 and 2 layer button with color change LED
» Dry/Wet Parameter encoder knob with illuminated ring
» Three EFX Parameter encoder knobs with illuminated ring
» EFX 1&2 On/Off buttons with color change LEDs
» Shift Key – used for various dual button operations
» Search Keys to advance around within the file
» Denon’s legacy “Pitch Bend” keys
» Vinyl and Pitch Bend Jog modes
» SYNC button for beat matching between decks
» Key Lock on/off button with LED confirmation
» Utility presets to adjust paired MIDI channels 1-8, and other items
» Kensington lock security slot


Denon’s new DN-X600 2-Channel Digital Mixer features full MIDI implementation and an internal soundcard. The DN-X600 contains a 24-bit 96kHz USB 2.0 Audio Interface (sound card) with 4 in / 4 out (stereo) channels. Internal 32-bit Floating DSP Processing and 32-bit DAC Output ensure the best possible sound. The unit can operate with DVS direct mode for DJ applications using platter control signal operation. Aside from the processing and output, the sound is further bolstered by the unit’s Denon HiFi Phono Amp with a high signal-to-noise ratio, a mic amp, and high-output headphone amplifier.

DN-X600 also features an intuitive on-board DSP effects section with ON/OFF button, Dry-Wet mix and independent send assignment (Ch/Mic/Master); effects include Delay, Echo, Flanger, Filter, Reverb, Loop, Beat Scratch and BeatBreaker. The DN-X600 has a powerful two-way EFX Parameter Filter, including Cross Over Frequency and Isolator (low pass filter/high pass filter), and it also features a send/return control, for use with external effects. Other controls include 3-band Channel EQ with full kills; unique 32-point cross fader contour adjustment with contour adjust; and Fader Start function (channel/cross fader). The Cross Fader Start Position is off the edge (0~2mm range), and the unit’s “Thru” function can be MIDI-mapped for Video transitions using today’s popular DJ applications such as Serato™ Video Scratch Live or Virtual DJ, while the channel faders continue to control and output audio.

The DN-X600 provides the DJ with ultimate control of their mix with 45-mm High Performance Flex Fader (cross fader) with tension adjustment, 45-mm custom Alps-type Channel Faders, Innofader-Pro compatibility (for cross fader) and Channel Fader contour adjustment. The unit’s control surface is fully MIDI-mappable, including knobs, keys and buttons. The DN-X600 can work with all current operating systems, including Mac® OSX 10.6.4 and 32/64-bit Windows systems (XP, Vista, or Windows 7). A low-latency 32/64-bit ASIO driver is included for PC use. USB send/return routing is included for use with DJ software DSP effects such as TRAKTOR®, and USB MIDI Clock In BPM Detection can be used with TRAKTOR, Torq, Ableton, Cubase and more.

» 24 bit 96kHz USB2.0 Audio Interface (Soundcard) 4in/4out (stereo)
» DVS direct mode (CD/Vinyl) for DJ applications using platter control signal operation (timecode)
» Fully MIDI Mappable control surface (knobs, keys and buttons)
» On-board DSP Effects area with independent Send assignment (Ch/Mic/Master)
— Delay, Echo, Flanger, Filter, Reverb, Loop, Beat Scratch, BeatBreaker
» Internal 32-bit Floating DSP Processing and 32-Bit DAC Output
» MAC OSX 10.6.4 and 32/64-bit Windows XP/Vista/Win7 Compatible
» Low latency 32/64 Bit ASIO driver for PC included
» Send/Return control – for use with external effectors
» USB Send/Return routing
» USB MIDI Clock In BPM Detection -for use with, Traktor, Torq, Ableton, Cubase
» Powerful 2-way EFX Parameter Filter:
— 1) Cross Over (filter)
— 2) Isolator (Low pass filter/ High pass filter)
» Matrix Input Assignment Selector Knob
» Selectable PFL input gain & program meters
» Split Cue function with Cue/Master pan knob
» Phono Amp with high S/N ratio, equivalent to Denon Hifi products
» Ultra clean Mic Amp to realize a studio console class’ low noise level (EIN -126dBu)
» High sound quality high output Headphone Amplifier
» 45mm High Performance Flex Fader (cross fader) w/tension adjust
» Innofader Pro compatible (for cross fader) *see Audio Innovate for more info
» 45mm custom Alps type Channel Faders
» Unique 32-point Cross Fader Contour adjustment with:
— Contour Adjust
— Cross Fader Start Position off the edge (0~2mm range)
— “Thru” function for pure MIDI to control Video fades (VDJ, VSL)
» Channel Fader contour adjustment
» Fader Start function (channel/cross fader)
» Independent 3-Band Isolator EQ w/Kills (High-Mid-Low)
» Large BPM Display w/various beat/time parameter indicators
» Balanced/Unbalanced Master Output
» Master Output Stereo/Mono switch
» Booth Output w/level control
» Mic Input w/Ducking control & 2-Band EQ
» Various Utility presets to customize user settings
» Grounding Construction protecting from external noise
» ECO standby mode

The DN-X600’s firmware is upgradeable over USB. The unit has two quarter-inch “phono” inputs and two AUX inputs, mic input, effects send/return, stereo output, USB send/return, booth out and master out. The DN-X600 can withstand the rigors of night-after-night club use, as it features solid steel chassis construction, plus it has ideal grounding circuitry, protecting it from external noise. It measures 9.8″ x 4.4″ x 13″ and weighs approximately 8.8 lbs. Power consumption is 24W, and the unit also features a green, energy-saving ECO standby mode.

The Denon DN-X600 2-Channel Digital Mixer will cost $849.99 and the DN-SC2000 Controller will set you back $299.99 when they debut this Fall. More information on the Denon DN-X600 and the DN-SC2000.

Author: FutureMusic

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